Exciting, updated curriculum!
Updated in 2013 to meet the needs of today's communicator, the Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies program provides a conceptual knowledge of communication and develops skills in thinking, writing, speaking, research, technology, conflict resolution, mediation and public relations. You will learn the effective and ethical practice of a Christian communicator in a civil and democratic society. This degree focuses on how people use messages to generate meanings within and across various contexts, cultures, channels and media.
Course of study
You can earn your Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies in 18–22 months upon completion of 125 semester credits in general education, major, and elective requirements. Learn about transferring credits toward your program of study.
After completing your general education requirements, your Communication Studies program includes the following courses:
Communication Studies Coursework (36 credits)
Classes meet once a week from 6–10 p.m. on the Northwestern campus.
Meet our faculty
Jacqueline Glenny, Ph.D., has a wealth of knowledge and contagious passion for communication. She loves to help adult students flex their learning muscles and prepare them to excel. “We’ve seen student whose whole life and career opened up,” Glenny said of adult undergraduate students. “We’re going to challenge you and help you through it.”
Learn more about our Communication Studies faculty:
Is a Communication Studies degree for you?
Do you want to be a standout communicator in your field? The Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies offered through the FOCUS Adult Undergraduate program is a comprehensive communication degree that will help you develop exceptional skills in writing, presentation and conflict resolution. The skills you learn will apply to settings and situations you experience at work and church, in the home and in the community. You will prepare yourself for maximum success in the program if you take your speaking and composition courses as soon as possible in your course of study.